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Experience:  UC Davis graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management
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other than stones what can couse cystitis and how can it be

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other than stones what can couse cystitis and how can it be treated
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 4 years ago.
Welcome! I would be happy to assist you. I am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis and a Medical Director of a veterinarian practice.

Don't forget, I will do everything possible to provide a timely and detailed response, but sometimes it can be difficult to fully answer all questions. You can always select "reply to expert" if you need further clarification or more information, prior to providing a rating.

I am sorry to hear about this concern.
Other common causes for cystitis would include any condition that can cause inflammation in the bladder OR the appearance of symptoms to mimic cystitis.
For example:
1. A urinary tract infection could easly cause inflammation in the bladder

However, conditions like kidney disease, prostate problems in male dogs, diabetes, and certain endocrine conditions like Cushing's, that can cause increased urination and/or more frequent urination can mimic having cystitis.

2. Unfortunately, neoplasia/cancer is on the list. Specifically, transition cell carcinoma.

3. Also quite common, although much more common in cats, is idiopathic cystitis. This is an acute onset of inflammation in the bladder with no known explanation. In cats, typically believed to be associated with stress, but not frequently seen in dogs.

Hope that information has been helpful.
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Dr. Andy
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Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 4 years ago.
I hope everything is going okay. May I be of any further assistance?